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All Star Tournaments
The league determines who is interested in playing in the All Stars tournaments each year by asking player parents/guardians to submit a signed All Star Letter of Intent. All Stars are open to baseball and softball players ages 9-12 as indicated by the Little League Age Charts for Baseball and Softball that you can find on our web page:
Not all players will be selected, but in order to be eligible, you must submit a signed All Star Letter of Intent by midnight on May 12th. You can find a copy of the form here:
Once committed to All Stars, players must be available to attend all games. Games start June 10th for softball and June 24th for baseball. Generally, our teams are eliminated by early July, but there is a chance we could win and move on to state and regional levels. Parents must commit to the entire All Star schedule. If we forfeit a game due to non-attendance, they will refuse to charter us for Little League in the future.
Playing in the All Stars tournament is a great honor and a fun time, but rules of play are significantly different from the regular Little League season. All players that are selected are eligible to bat due to rule change this year to adopt "continuous batting order", however players ranked 10-12 on the team may only see 1-3 innings in the field. If a game ends early due to the 10 run rule, players not in the starting nine may see no playing time at all. Please understand this is the case and explain it to your player ahead of time.
Completed forms can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
All Star Selection Process
We attempt to make our selection process as straightforward as possible. Our regular season coaches do a blind vote on the players in their level. We ask them to vote for players who are the strongest and best players in the league. Players receiving votes are ranked by the number of votes received. We are required to take a minimum of 12 players at each level with a maximum of 14. If there is a tie such as players 12-16 all having the same number of votes, the board of directors holds in discussion with the selected All Star team head coach on which players should make the team and trims the team to the appropriate size.
Our goal is to field the best team possible regardless of age. We do not prioritize 12 year olds over 11 year olds, etc. The top 14 players are selected based on the league regular-season coaches assessment of the players with tiebreakers decided by the board of directors. Generally, our goal is to take as many players as possible and almost always take 14 players on each team.